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Zuiko 9th May 2019 03:24 PM

Climate Change - can you belive this?
 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-eur...avJUJRbQ1b5BN8

The bit that alarms me most is Pompeo suggesting that the melting of the Artic ice is a good thing because it will open up new trade rotes for shipping! :eek:

Graham_of_Rainham 9th May 2019 03:31 PM

Re: Climate Change - can you belive this?
 
So what is his solution for the container ports being underwater...

DerekW 9th May 2019 03:46 PM

Re: Climate Change - can you belive this?
 
Manahattan, Mar-a-Largo etc would all go underwater.

I hope he has flood insurance cover.

Dewi9 9th May 2019 04:51 PM

Re: Climate Change - can you belive this?
 
I think a remark was also made about the melting of the Arctic Ice would 'also make it easier for the exploration and harvesting of mineral resources in the area'.

Big Money overides all.

David

Naughty Nigel 9th May 2019 05:11 PM

Re: Climate Change - can you belive this?
 
Have these people been living under a stone for the past thirty years? :(

Is making money and plundering every last vestige of the earth's resources before they retire the only thing that matters to them?

pdk42 9th May 2019 05:24 PM

Re: Climate Change - can you belive this?
 
The whole US administration is rotten to the core. Corrupt, arrogant, ignorant, vindictive, racist, money-grabbing. They lack any vision for humanity or the citizens of their own country. All that matters is narrow political favour and filling their pockets. I hope the US electorate come to realise the peril we're all in because of them in time for the 2020 elections.

Naughty Nigel 9th May 2019 05:32 PM

Re: Climate Change - can you belive this?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pdk42 (Post 480342)
The whole US administration is rotten to the core. Corrupt, arrogant, ignorant, vindictive, racist, money-grabbing. They lack any vision for humanity or the citizens of their own country. All that matters is narrow political favour and filling their pockets. I hope the US electorate come to realise the peril we're all in because of them in time for the 2020 elections.

I have to agree with you on that Paul; I just wish I could believe the American opposition was better.

Unfortunately corruption, arrogance, ignorance, vindictiveness, racism, money-grabbing and environmental vandalism seem to be a way of life for far too many Americans. Worse still, there are people in this country who worship them for it. :(

Zuiko 9th May 2019 06:14 PM

Re: Climate Change - can you belive this?
 
I'm coming to the view that it's time for the rest of the world to impose severe economic sanctions on America until they start to act more responsibly.

TimP 9th May 2019 06:58 PM

Re: Climate Change - can you belive this?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pdk42 (Post 480342)
The whole US administration is rotten to the core. Corrupt, arrogant, ignorant, vindictive, racist, money-grabbing. They lack any vision for humanity or the citizens of their own country. All that matters is narrow political favour and filling their pockets. I hope the US electorate come to realise the peril we're all in because of them in time for the 2020 elections.

Completely agree. The problem is that so many of the orange idiots core voters are just plain thick. He will probably get in again in 2020 and its further downhill from there. Frankly Im amazed weve gone nearly three years now with him in charge and were all still here.

Naughty Nigel 9th May 2019 07:51 PM

Re: Climate Change - can you belive this?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zuiko (Post 480351)
I'm coming to the view that it's time for the rest of the world to impose severe economic sanctions on America until they start to act more responsibly.

Why not? The Americans are very fond of imposing punitive sanctions on any regime they don't like.

pdk42 9th May 2019 07:59 PM

Re: Climate Change - can you belive this?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zuiko (Post 480351)
I'm coming to the view that it's time for the rest of the world to impose severe economic sanctions on America until they start to act more responsibly.

Ha, ha - I'd vote for that. Trexit anyone?

Naughty Nigel 9th May 2019 08:10 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by pdk42 (Post 480367)
Ha, ha - I'd vote for that. Trexit anyone?

Would we leave on good terms with a customs union? And what about British tax exiles living in the USA? Would there be freedom of movement for them? ;)

Otto 10th May 2019 08:52 AM

Re: Climate Change - can you belive this?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Naughty Nigel (Post 480346)
Unfortunately corruption, arrogance, ignorance, vindictiveness, racism, money-grabbing and environmental vandalism seem to be a way of life for far too many Americans.


I'm not sure it's confined to Americans ...

Wally 10th May 2019 02:25 PM

Re: Climate Change - can you belive this?
 
With all this talk about corruption, arrogance, ignorance, vindictiveness, racism, money-grabbing and environmental vandalism etc., ect., in other countries, perhaps we should concentrate to get our own house in order before sorting all the others.

Naughty Nigel 10th May 2019 02:36 PM

Re: Climate Change - can you belive this?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wally (Post 480456)
With all this talk about corruption, arrogance, ignorance, vindictiveness, racism, money-grabbing and environmental vandalism etc., ect., in other countries, perhaps we should concentrate to get our own house in order before sorting all the others.

Which 'house' were you thinking of Wally? The one with green leather seats or red leather seats? ;)


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